1705 – David Hartley the English philosopher and founder of the Associationist school of psychology was born on the 30th August 1705 (died 1757).
1835 – MELBOURNE in Australia was founded on on the 30th August 1835.
1836 – The city of Houston was founded on the 30th August 1836, by Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen.
1873 – Austrian explorers Julius von Payer and Karl Weyprecht discovered the archipelago of Franz Joseph Land in the Arctic Sea on the 30th August 1873.
1909 – Burgess Shale fossils were discovered by Charles Doolittle Walcott on the 30th August 1909.
1919 – Wolfgang Wagner the German director was born on the 30th August 1919 (died 2010).
1930 – Warren Buffett the American businessman and philanthropist was born on the 30th August 1930.
1943 ~ ROBERT CRUMB the American artist and illustrator was born on the 30th August 1943.
1945 – Hong Kong was liberated from Japan on the 30th August 1945, by British Armed Forces.
1948 ~ Lewis Black the American comedian, author, playwright, social critic and actor was born in Silver Spring, Maryland on the 30th August 1948. Official website: www.LewisBlack.com | verified: Twitter.com/theLewisBlack
1950 – Antony Gormley the English sculptor was born on the 30th August 1950.
1956 – The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway opened on the 30th August 1956.
1959 – Mark “Jacko” Jackson the Australian footballer and actor was born on the 30th August 1959.
1963 – The Hotline between the leaders of the U.S.A. and the Soviet Union went into operation on the 30th August 1963.
1972 – Cameron Diaz the American model and actress was born on the 30th August 1972.
1984 – STS-41-D: The Space Shuttle Discovery took off on its maiden voyage on the 30th August 1984.
1985 – Leisel Jones the Australian swimmer was born on the 30th August 1985.
1993 ~ The Late Show with David Letterman hosted by David Letterman was first broadcast on the 30th August 1993. Official website: www.CBS.com/shows/Late_Show | www.FACEBOOK.com/Letterman verified
Today in History for August 30th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…